Updates:

Live Demon premiere in Times Square and a viewing party on Woodward Ave. here in Detroit.

The first Hellcat sold for about $800k at a Barrett-Jackson auction.

New Pennzoil video with the last Dodge Viper premiering tomorrow.

"Making the suits nervous is how we know we're on the right track." No love for accountants.

"A modern day version of the Ramchargers."

"The harder car companies work to take the driver out of the equation, the harder we work to keep them in."

"We want to impress the NHRA more than the PTA."

"It would have been easy to take a Hellcat and make it a bit faster."

SRT says tuners have it all wrong. This is the way to build a performance drag car.

Every Demon comes with a leather-bound manual that shows how to properly set up the car for tracks.

2.3 seconds to 60 mph

9.65 second 1/4 mile

840 horsepower



Original Post:

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is coming tonight, and we'll be bringing you live coverage and updates from New York. There have been months of teasers, trailers, and hints, but some of the big questions have yet to be answered. Dodge is showing the reveal live on the Demon's promo site, ifyouknowyouknow.com. Watch the stream and follow along here for the latest Demon info.

The hype started back in January with the first video, "Cage." At the time, all we knew was that the Demon was going to be a hopped-up version of the already juiced up Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. After that, we learned that the Demon would be significantly lighter thanks to optional - yes, optional - passenger and rear seats. In addition to the seats, the Demon comes with lightweight wheels wrapped in sticky 315/40R18 Nitto drag radials at all four corners.

Dodge showed off the Demon's crate of goodies, but it was a few more weeks before we learned what was inside. The Demon comes with a jack, an electric impact wrench, torque wrench, and a tire pressure gauge. The kit will be used to swap skinny front tires for use on a drag strip. As cool as those 315 section tires look up front, they hurt far more than they help on a drag strip.

Other teasers include the reintroduction of the Air Grabber hood, a drag mode that helps manage the large amount of torque going through the reinforced driveline, the supercharger pre-fill system that doesn't sound like anything else on the road, the TransBrake that uses the shift paddle to launch the car, the upgraded A/C system that can be used to cool intake air, and the Demon's setting for 100-octane fuel.

Along the way, there have been a few leaks that weren't officially Dodge sanctioned. The first was from a Fate of the Furious promo event that showed us the Demon's face long before we were supposed to see it. A music video from the film's soundtrack showed off some Demon donuts. Finally, some spy shots showed the Demon hiding in plain sight.

We still don't know how much horsepower the Demon makes or how quick it is, but all that should be sorted come 7:30 tonight. Stay tuned.

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